Sticks and stones may break your bones. True. However, so can words. When used carelessly or in a manner that intentionally hurts, attacks,
defames, insults, abuses, or persecutes another person, words are damaging.
There are also people that try to speak on topics and subjects that they know nothing about just for the sake of having something to say. I consider myself a good reader. I like non-fiction books and I like comic books. Do not come up to me and start talking to me about Iron Man or the Hulk or Batman if you have no idea what you are talking about.
The world knows that Facebook recently had their IPO. I read an interesting article about a guy that as hard as he tried, could not get even one share of the Facebook stock. What does any of this have to do with anything? Hang on.
- Pray for your church. Pray for the people in your church. Pray for the people that God will put into the path of your church that you might have the opportunity to share about Christ with them.
- Pray for your pastor. You have no idea what he struggles with or the amount of spiritual warfare that he goes through.
- Fast. Deprive yourself of delicacies for a season. Pray for all of the above. Pray for God to move in your church. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in your church like a tidal wave of revival.
- Give. Sacrificially. You do not give out of what is left over. You give out of your first fruits. If you cannot feel a pinch, it is not a sacrifice. God blesses you so that you can bless others. God blesses you so that you can show that you are thankful and give back to God. The church cannot survive apart from gifts, tithes, and offerings. Money does not magically appear in the church office and POOF! all the bills are paid.
- Serve. Find a spot where you can help in your church and volunteer.
- Share. Share the gospel. Share your testimony. Share where God is taking you. Share about Jesus.
- Invite people to your church.
- They were not as prejudiced against the gospel.
- They were open to hearing the gospel even though it was different from their former way of thinking.
- They did not have pre-conceived notions about the gospel or the messengers bringing the message to them.
- They received the word with all eagerness. They were ready to hear it. Their souls were hungry to hear the word. When they heard it, they did not argue against it or seek to find fault with the preacher.
- They examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Let’s park here and hang out for a bit.
It is official, our little boy Luke will be born in 9 days. On top of that, FaithPoint Community Church is also celebrating its one year anniversary. I am excited. Praise Jesus! Neither one of these events in my life would be possible apart from Jesus.
Again, I encourage you to find yourself in a gospel centered church where you may worship Jesus with your whole being.
Here is this week’s Weekly Wrap Up:
Pastor Jamie from Mars Hill Church writes How to Talk About Money in Church http://ow.ly/b9TpN
Ed Stetzer talks about one of my favorite subjects. 12 Ways Tech Can Ignite Your Faith http://ow.ly/b9TAk
Perry Noble addresses 4 Urgent Problems the Church Needs to Deal With http://ow.ly/b9TNE
That is all for this edition of the Weekly Wrap Up. Have a great weekend.